Version 2.0 of the NUC Sports South Carolina State Rankings eyes expansion from a Top 27 to a Top 38 with 11 new names. All new names are marked with a hashtag.
Over the last nine recruiting cycles the Palmetto State has averaged 38.7 FBS signees per year. Last year the state produced 35. As of October, 16 the class of 2017 had 28 football players verbally committed to DI colleges.
Offensive tackle Marcus McKethan of Barnwell High School is the highest new entry at #11. Through seven games this year the Warhorses are (7-0) and averaging 322.6 yards per contest. McKethan has verbally committed to the Tar Heels of North Carolina.
Coming in at #13 is defensive back Latheron Rogers-Anderson of Ridge View. Through seven games his senior year he has rushed for 267 yards and five touchdowns while racking up 37 tackles, seven PBU’s and two picks. Latheron-Rogers has verbally committed to the ECU Pirates.
Coach Will Muschamp has made a strong effort to keep talent at home having secured the commitments of eight South Carolinians. Surprisingly Appalachian State has garnered six commits from the Palmetto State.
This is the final version of the South Carolina State Player Rankings for the class of 2017.